Michael McCormick​

Interviewed by Elizabeth Townsend Gard

Date June 2019

 

When quilters discovered the award-winning lighting product Michael McCormick co-developed in 2010 (Stella), he realized the quilt industry — one full of passionate, creative people — was where he belonged. McCormick went on to write and self-publish three children’s quilting books (Bambini Book Club) and manufactured a line of quilting fabrics sold throughout the world. In 2016, after seeing a lack of meaningful content for the quilters he so admired, McCormick founded Quiltfolk, an ad-free, quarterly magazine that examines quilt culture in America, state by state. From the first issue, Quiltfolk has been the top-selling quilt magazine at Barnes & Noble bookstores and has a growing readership of devoted subscribers. Before becoming a “quilt-repreneur”, McCormick spent five years as a professional baseball player. He and wife Marisa live in Portland, Oregon, and welcomed their first child, Cora in 2018.


 

 

 

 

 

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Topics

Quiltfolk magazine

The economics of the magazine

Intellectual Property of the magazine 

What he has learned from the quilting world

Representation and demographics

 

 

 

 

 

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